Proposals to build a new McDonald’s drive-through restaurant in Highbridge have been given a boost with fresh progress on the planning application. reported in June that McDonald’s had won planning permission for its planned new restaurant at the entrance to the Oak Tree Business Park besides the A38 Bristol Road near the former speedway track.

The plans, pictured below, also include a new drive-thru coffee shop outlet with Greggs shown.

The construction work has not been able to start until several planning conditions, set by Somerset Council, have been completed.

Three of the conditions have been marked as ‘discharged’ by the council this month. They include the creation of a landscape planting scheme for the site; a written commitment to the sourcing of local labour; and an agreement on measures for the protection of biodiversity.

The completion of the three pre-development conditions is seen as a sign that McDonald’s remains committed to opening a new outlet at the site.

A McDonald’s spokesperson said: “McDonald’s is pleased to be part of these exciting plans in Highbridge. The scheme will deliver a range of local benefits, including a new McDonald’s restaurant creating around 120 jobs.”

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